One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service OR directly related Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.
Directly Related Graduate Education:
Major Study - safety or occupational health fields (safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene), or degree in other related fields that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours of study from among the following (or closely related) disciplines: safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, toxicology, public health, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological sciences, engineering, and industrial psychology.
Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. The specialized experience requirements for this position are:
1. Knowledge of general administrative practices and procedure to interpret and apply basic standards, criteria, and operating instructions to specific unsafe acts and condition.
2. Knowledge of codes, regulations, laws, and standards required for compliance with EPA, OSHA, and all Federal, State and local authorities.
3. Knowledge of basic safety and occupational health principles, common hazards, and protective measures, including safety devices.
4. Skill in principal inspection and survey techniques to identify occupational hazards.
5. Ability to use personal computers, hardware, and software applications to establish, manage or produce records, information systems, reports, or documents in relation to safety, health, and environmental programs.
Applicants must address the specialized experience requirements in their resume (or application documents). Applications that do not reflect the specialized experience requirements will not be deemed qualified.
If qualifying all or in part based on your education, you must submit a copy of your academic transcripts OR a list of college courses with credit hours, dates completed, and grade point average or class ranking to verify education when applying for this position. If this information is not provided, your education may not be appropriately evaluated and you may lose consideration for this position. If you are selected for this position, you will have to provide an official copy of your transcripts prior to entering on duty.
Graduate education must be directly related to the work of the position and must have equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Please visit the Office of Personnel Management's website for additional information on this topic.
Time-in-grade restrictions apply for all candidates considered under Alternative Merit Promotion.
Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
Applicants must be available to report for duty at the time a selection is made. Selections are typically made within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the basic and any additional requirements. The Agricultural Research Service uses a category rating process. Based on evaluation of all written materials submitted in your application for the position, you will be determined to be Ineligible if you do not meet eligibility and/or minimum qualifications criteria; Eligible if you meet all eligibility and minimum qualifications criteria; OR Quality if you meet quality criteria in addition to eligibility and minimum qualifications criteria.